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At This Hong Kong Bookstore, Amnesty International Sells Censored Books

The pop-up art project is designed to draw attention to China’s crackdown on booksellers by offering a vision of what parts of books the Chinese government will let you see.<p>One night in the fall of 2015, a bookseller from Hong Kong was blindfolded, handcuffed, and abducted to China, where he spent …

That Time in WWI America When Censorship Was Legal

Many things remain controversial about the First World War.<p>Could it have been averted, even after the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand? Who should be blamed for starting it? Once it was started, did it have to go on until 20 million people were dead? Was the settlement that followed it just? …

South Dakota

Edward Snowden, John Perry Barlow, and the New American Frontier

To be an American is to be a traitor to the state, if by American we mean those original revolutionaries who elected to defy the crown. The founding …

Surveillance

A former NSA contractor allegedly stole documents seemingly far more sensitive than anything Snowden made public

For more than two decades, Martin allegedly made off with highly-classified documents that were found in his home and car that included discussions of the US military's capabilities and gaps in cyberspace, specific targets, and "extremely sensitive" operations against terror groups, according to an …

Can the Chinese government really control the Internet? We found cracks in the Great Firewall.

The Great Firewall of China, the vast hardware and software system the Chinese government uses to prevent access to certain Internet content, is often depicted as monolithic and Orwellian.<p>Our research uses new online analysis methods and reveals serious cracks. Although extensive, the Chinese …